In Herbert Wells’ Eternal Fire, God works in a laboratory that is poorly equipped. He complains that He has to struggle with unyielding material. This material is evil itself, which needs to be reduced. If we are intelligent and talented, we help God to create. In this case, we feel that est deus in nobis -there is God in ourselves.
In the artist’s imagination, God is willing to do ordinary jobs. God, dressed in a work robe, climbs the ladder to oil the gears, enabling the advancement of time on the world’s clock. According to the Bible, “What is a second to God is a millennium to Man.”
The beating of the human heart is forever connected
To the ticking of the celestial clock
First wound by the master of the universe
To maintain harmony and perfection in all He created